Coventry City - Different pressure for Thorn
UK time is: 20:17:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Different pressure for Thorn

This time last year Coventry City fans were preparing for a season of struggle in the Championship in the knowledge that manager Andy Thorn had lost a number of key players without replacements being signed.

The goodwill generated by Thorn's brief cameo as caretaker boss carried him through a campaign where the focus of attention was firmly fixed on the club's owners.

Sympathy for the manager came from him having his hands tied in the transfer market allied to the behaviour of the man who had appointed himself as sporting director deciding to take a seat alongside Thorn in the dugout.


When the Sky Blues began their climb up the table after Christmas it was seen as a vindication of Thorn's faith in his players together with the fact that he had been allowed to make some signings.

When relegation came it was accepted with a resigned air from most supporters but the manager's position was not the subject of any kind of speculation.

Expectations are now building however after a summer in which City, against the odds, have acted like a proper football club, strengthening the backroom team, signing players, moving quickly to replace those who have left and providing Thorn with a squad that should be more than capable of challenging at the right end of the table.

Promotion first time seems to be the aim in order to make a start on climbing the financial mountain that the club face and the vast majority of supporters will be hoping that Andy Thorn is the man to guide City back into the Championship.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday August 2 2012

Time: 8:00PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

City Boss Mowbray Hails Performance (Wednesday November 25 2015)

Stats: Bradford City v Coventry City (Tuesday November 24 2015)

Bradford Take Aim At Leaders City (Tuesday November 24 2015)

League One: Review & Preview (Monday November 23 2015)

Clinical Sky Blues Go Top Of League One (Sunday November 22 2015)

Stats: Coventry City v Gillingham (Saturday November 21 2015)

Coventry City Versus Gillingham (Saturday November 21 2015)

Sky Blues Make January Transfer Plans (Friday November 20 2015)

Sky Blues Aim For 14,000 Gate (Friday November 20 2015)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 15
2. wolstc 5

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Coventry 19 11 5 3 +17 38
2. Gillingham 19 11 4 4 +14 37
3. Burton 18 11 2 5 +3 35
4. Walsall 18 9 6 3 +13 33
5. Wigan 19 9 6 4 +10 33
6. Bradford 19 8 7 4 +3 31
7. Peterborough 19 9 3 7 +11 30

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Walsall : 25/11/2015 18:03:01
Smith Feels Defeat Was Criminal
Walsall : 25/11/2015 17:47:00
Millwall Up For JPT Award
Millwall : 25/11/2015 17:42:01
Harris - We Lost To The Better Team
Millwall : 25/11/2015 17:38:01
Adkins Gutted With Shrewsbury Loss
Sheff Utd : 25/11/2015 17:33:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 25%
Burton Albion 33%
Bury 3%
Millwall 13%
Shrewsbury Town 3%
Southend United 7%
Wigan Athletic 16%